The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.”

Amelia Earhart

If you’re a parent, you’ll know how difficult it can be to get healthy food for your children, especially with so much deception in the food industry.

But what you may not know is that scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to be the most important environmental factor in human development.

Pregnant with her second child — and unhappy with the food options available for her first baby — Angela Sutherland and her co-founder, Evelyn Rusli, set out to do something about it. In 2015, they launched Yumi with a mission to build a healthier generation.

Today, Yumi has become one of the fastest-growing kids nutrition companies with more than 10 million meals delivered.

They’ve raised more than $70 million in funding and their investors include the founders of Uber, Harry’s, and Warby Parker, as well as such celebrities as Snoop Dogg and Gabrielle Union. Focused on empowering women, Yumi’s Series B funding round also brought in 70 new women investors and women-led firms. Public fans of Yumi include Jessica Alba, Gigi Hadid, and Molly Sims.

Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Angela was a director at a private equity firm and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Her mother was a refugee of the Vietnam War, moving to America in 1975. 

In this episode:

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Angela Sutherland!

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

🚀 Angela Sutherland LinkedIn

⚡ Yumi website

📝 Yumi Facebook

📷 Yumi Instagram

🌎 Yumi Twitter

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“Champions don't show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have.”

Alexander den Heijer

After fearing for their lives during the Iranian Revolution of 1978, Shaahin Cheyene’s family fled the country – leaving everything behind – and eventually found a new home in Los Angeles, California.

At 15 years old, Shaahin left home with nothing but the clothes on his back. A few short years later, he kickstarted the “smart drug” movement and was at the helm of a business empire that spanned the globe and would bring in more than $1 billion in revenue.

The product? “Herbal Ecstacy”, a LEGAL party drug, that took the music world by storm – and caught the fierce attention of disgruntled drug dealers, big pharma, and of course federal authorities.

Today, he is the Founder / CEO of Accelerated Intelligence, which provides supplements, nutrition, and research to support optimal brain health and well-being. 

He’s also a major ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’ seller, the lead coach at Amazon Mastery where he teaches entrepreneurs how to crush it on the Amazon platform, and is regarded as one of the leading global minds on what’s next in e-commerce, Amazon, and the internet.

Outside of those ventures, he’s the founder of podcast booking agency PodcastCola and host of the Hack and Grow Rich Podcast.

In this episode:

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Shaahin Cheyene!

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

⚡ Shaahin Cheyene website.

📷 Shaahin Cheyene Instagram.

📚 ‘Billion: How I Became King of the Thrill Pill Cult‘ by Shaahin Cheyene.

📈 For a free download of Shaahin's 'Selling on Amazon' course, email darkzess@gmail.com with subject line: WINTHEDAY

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Jackie Robinson

Joshua Kalinowski is a former pro baseball player who empowers people to live a life of exceptional impact, influence, and faith.

His athletic career, which culminated in playing for the Colorado Rockies MLB team, taught him how taking risks, being disciplined, and committing to a larger vision all helped overcome short-term adversity and make incremental progress on your dreams.

Today, Josh is the CEO of Man-Made, where he helps ambitious men rise to their potential and thrive in the five core areas of their lives (faith, family, fitness, finance, future). He is also a business coach, bestselling author, motivational speaker, podcast host, and CEO of eight companies.

When he’s not changing the world, he’s being a committed husband and father to four children.

Josh has built a reputation for making the most of every day, and that’s why he’s here to help us Win the Day!

In this episode:

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Josh Kalinowski!

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

Joshua Kalinowski website.

🌐 Man-Made website.

📝 Joshua Kalinowski Facebook.

📷 Joshua Kalinowski Instagram.

🌎 Joshua Kalinowski LinkedIn.

👨‍👨‍👧‍👧 Get 3 free gifts when you join Man-Made's private community.

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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

Michelangelo

To me, the real pandemic is mental health. It's a war that's been raging for a long time — and we're losing.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and we need more decisive action to protect our families from going through this devastation...

I recently sat down with Dr. Mark Goulston who is a 25-year professor of psychiatry, a hostage negotiation trainer for the FBI, and regarded as one of the world’s top communication experts.

Dr. Goulston’s expertise has been forged and proven in the crucible of real-life, high stakes situations.

Throughout our conversation, he details a blueprint — including the exact words — you can use to have a difficult but important conversation with your children, your spouse, and your loved ones.

Why is that so critical? Because a single conversation could completely change the trajectory of someone's life — perhaps even save a life.

Dr. Goulston is also a corporate consultant for some of the world’s most renowned organizations – including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Disney, and the FBI; a contributor to the Harvard Business Review; and author of nine books that have been translated into 20+ languages.

He’s been named one of America's top psychiatrists and has appeared on OprahCNN, and The Today Show.

Dr. Goulston's top-rated podcast My Wakeup Call has featured guests such as Dr. Jordan Peterson, Lori Gottlieb, and Steven Kotler. He kindly featured me in Episode 405 (just released) where we went deep on the biggest turning point of my life — an experience that led to a lot of shame and negative self-talk that he leverages his psychiatry background to resolve in real time! I highly recommend you check it out.

In this episode:

Remember, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode – there will be at least 3-4 people you need to pass this on to – share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Dr. Mark Goulston!

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

🎧 My Wakeup Call podcast with Dr. Mark Goulston.

⚡ Dr. Mark Goulston website.

📷 Dr. Mark Goulston Instagram.

📚 Dr. Mark Goulston books on Amazon.

🎬 ‘Tell My Story’ documentary film.

🎤 TEDx Talk ‘What Made You Smile Today?’ by Mark Goulston.

 🧠 ‘What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience,

and Healing’ by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry.

🏎 ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman.

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Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.

Mandy Hale

There’s been a lot of hype in the last few years about the metaverse and Web 3.0. A lot of confusion, misconceptions, and misinformation. Our guest today is here to help us navigate all that – and then some. 

Kirin Sinha is the Founder and CEO of Illumix, one of the world's leading augmented reality (AR) companies.

From a young age, through a background in dancing, Kirin developed the confidence to follow what she loved and understood how consistent work led to better performance, irrespective of field. Her other great passion was mathematics, and you’ll see how these two areas have followed her along the entrepreneurial journey.

In 2012, Kirin launched non-profit SHINE (Supporting, Harnessing, Inspiring, Nurturing, and Empowering), a unique after-school program to empower young women to value their own potential and capabilities within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Kirin has degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics from MIT, as well as advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, and business from the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, and Stanford.

She was listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022, and was honored as one of Variety's “10 Innovators to Watch'' in 2021.

Today, her big focus is Illumix. Since launching in 2017, Illumix has powered digital-physical experiences across the metaverse, ranging from entertainment to commerce, and bridges the 2D and 3D world through their breakthrough technology. 

Illumix has been recognized by Fast Company and Google and secured $13 million in venture capital funding. As a woman of Indian descent, she is one of Silicon Valley’s few minority female founders and CEOs with a technical background. 

If, like me, you have a lot of questions about how emerging technology will shape our world, you’ll love this conversation.

In this episode:

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

💎 Illumix website.

📷 Illumix Instagram.

📷 Kirin Sinha Instagram.

🌎 Kirin Sinha Twitter.

🗺️ ‘Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration’ by Ed Catmull.

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If you are going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

Heard of 007?

Well, today we get to sit down with a real life ‘00’. 

Ollie Ollerton is a UK Special Forces operative, four-time bestselling author, and star of hit television series’ SAS: Who Dares Wins and SAS Australia

Ollie’s military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and Iraq for Operation Desert Storm. After five years as a Commando, Ollie was recommended for SAS Special Forces Selection. Only a handful of the 250 candidates made it through the grueling six-month selection process.

Ollie then spent six years in the Special Boat Service – the SBS – where he undertook high profile missions in counter narcotics, counter terrorism, homeland security, and humanitarian work.

After leaving the special forces, Ollie held roles as a private security contractor in Iraq, project manager for major infrastructure projects in the Middle East (where he also trained a 2,000-strong Iraqi guard force), and as a bodyguard instructor for private projects and government officials. In addition, Ollie infiltrated child sex trafficking rings in southeast Asia.

Today, he is the founder of BreakPoint, where he provides leadership and development courses to the corporate and public sector that leverages the special forces mindset. Ollie is also the author of four critically-rated books and founder of supplement brand Battle Ready Fuel.

In this episode:

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Ollie Ollerton!

For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

Ollie Ollerton website

📷 Ollie Ollerton Instagram

🌎 BreakPoint website

🎙 BreakPoint Podcast

💪 Battle Ready Fuel Store

📚 ‘Break Point’ by Ollie Ollerton

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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde

My wife Jenn and I like to keep a pretty clean lifestyle, which becomes especially important when you have children who can start to reach for things in the fridge and the pantry!

We also hate the idea of handing people a drink with 40g of sugar or, on the flipside, a bland sparkling water.

Functional soda OLIPOP is the perfect middle ground, and we’ve been big fans of the brand (Jenn literally has a subscription) for over a year, well before the opportunity for today’s interview even arose.

In 2018, Ben Goodwin – alongside his business partner David Lester – launched OLIPOP as the world’s first clinically-validated soda that’s good for digestive health. Their brand has taken off, and they’re well on their way to evolving a soft drink industry that’s worth $40 billion in the US alone, toward not just a new product but a new category. 

Raised on the standard American diet, and enduring a traumatic childhood, Ben had an epiphany at 14 where he began focusing on exercise and nutrition for the first time. Through that process, he lost 50 pounds and developed a love for how the things we put in our bodies contribute to physical and mental health – especially the human microbiome.

Today, OLIPOP is available in more than 20,000 stores (including Whole Foods, Walmart and Target). It has attracted A-list celebrity investors — such as the Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello, Priyanka Chopra, and Gwyneth Paltrow — and is valued at more than USD $200 million.

It’s been heralded as the most disruptive innovation in the soda category since Diet Coke in 1981.

Ben has dedicated countless hours aligning with academic researchers, medical professionals, dietitians, and other luminaries in their fields to make sure OLIPOP is the best product it can be. He’s also been developing digestive beverage products for more than a decade. Not bad for a college dropout.

In this episode:

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Ben Goodwin!

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources and links mentioned:

🍏 Get 20% off your next OLIPOP order:
https://drinkolipop.com/WIN20

⚡ OLIPOP website:
https://drinkolipop.com

📝 OLIPOP Facebook:
https://fb.com/drinkolipop

📷 OLIPOP Instagram:
https://instagram.com/drinkolipop

👁 ‘The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma’ by Bessel van der Kolk M.D:
https://amzn.to/3CHSfJh

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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart."

Helen Keller

John Gray is the author of mega-bestseller, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. It’s been named one of the most influential books of all time and was the #1 best-selling hardcover book of the 1990s.

Dr. Gray is a prolific author, with more than 20 books available in 50 languages in 150+ countries.

His work unites communication, nutrition, and health, to create the brain and body chemistry for lasting well-being, happiness, and romance. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety, and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance, and better sleep. 

Dr. Gray has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America. He’s also been featured in Time, Forbes, and USA Today, and was the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.

His latest book is Beyond Mars and Venus where he shares relationship skills to thrive in today’s complex modern world.

Dr. Gray lives in Northern California where for 34 years he happily shared his life with his beautiful wife, Bonnie, until her passing in 2018. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. 

In this episode:

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with relationship expert, Dr. John Gray!

🎥 For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

John Gray website

📝 John Gray Facebook

📷 John Gray Instagram

📚 ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ by John Gray

📙 ‘Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World’ by John Gray

🧭 ‘Codependent No More’ by Melody Beattie

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Each day, if you do not make the decision to win, you’ve automatically made the decision to lose.”

James Whittaker

Hey Winners,

Today is a special day…

After three and a half years, we made it to Episode 100 of the Win the Day podcast!

Hosting this show has changed my life, hopefully your life too, and I’m so grateful that you’ve been on this ride with me.

Truth be told, I'm not very good at stopping to smell the roses…

What I'd rather do is focus on thanking YOU – from my very grateful heart – for supporting the show and making this milestone possible.

The obligation to provide value to you is something I take very seriously…

That's why at the start of each episode, I mention that the right inspiration can change someone's day, week, and life — because those moments (and the right belief or action at the right time) can make all the difference.

In fact, what we've done with Episode 100 is share all the secrets of what has made the show successful so you can replicate that in your own way and see what insights have made the biggest difference in my life.

As of today, the Win the Day podcast has been listened to in 96 countries … and that means it's time to step up.

The mission now is to help 100 million people in 2023 to Win the Day.

To do that, the show needs more visibility — and that's where your help (for only a few seconds) can make all the difference…

If you can spare a moment to help:

  1. Give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts.
  2. Give the show a 5-star rating on Spotify.
  3. Subscribe to the Win the Day YouTube channel.
  4. Share an episode with a friend.

That simple gesture can save someone's life and help bring some much needed positivity to the world.

And if there's something you'd like me to cover on the show (e.g. a question you have), send me an email to info@jameswhitt.com and we'll answer it for you.

I asked the Win the Day group how we wanted to celebrate Episode 100, and the overwhelming response was to have me in the hot seat! To lead the conversation, I’ve asked my good friend Brandon T. Adams to join me in the studio so we can have some fun.

In this episode:

Let’s WIN THE DAY for Episode 100!

🎞️  For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

💚 Give the Win the Day podcast a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/3b29Q2U

🙏 Give the Win the Day podcast a 5-star rating on Spotify:
https://spoti.fi/3cKIDT6

🍏 How to Stick to New Habits … No Matter What Is Going On In Your Life:
https://bit.ly/NewHabitsJW

🎬 Subscribe to Win the Day YouTube channel:
https://bit.ly/WinTheDayVideos

💕 Win the Day Facebook group:
https://bit.ly/WinTheDayFB

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Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

Napoleon Hill

Karen Dwyer is a TEDx speaker, award-winning health coach, and founder of MS to Success.

After a career leading multi-million-dollar businesses in finance, media, and luxury retail, Karen received a debilitating multiple sclerosis diagnosis that caused her to rethink every aspect of her life. Through a process we’ll get into today, Karen now lives symptom-free – creating a complete shift in her mental, physical, and emotional well-being – and is on a mission to help others do the same.

Through her keynote presentations, Talk Healing to Me podcast, and MS to Success programs – as well as the latest scientific research on neuroplasticity, nutrition, and movement – she is helping people all over the world to take charge of their own health and happiness.

Karen is a leader in neurodiversity, sits on a number of International Health Advisory Boards, and is a member of the International Coaches Federation. She has been awarded ‘Best Health & WellBeing Coach for the Republic of Ireland’ and ‘Best Non-profit Covid Response’ and been named one of the top female business leaders to watch.

In this episode, we talk with Karen about:

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Karen Dwyer!

🎞️  For the video interview, click here.


Resources / links mentioned:

Karen Dwyer website

📷 Karen Dwyer Instagram

🗝️ Success with MS Quiz (and free report)

🎤 Karen Dwyer TED Talk

🎧 Talk Healing to Me podcast

📝 Karen Dwyer Facebook

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